Friday, September 17, 2010

Skyhook Sues Google: Location, Location, Location | The Economist

Final paragraph from a timely Android reality check

However the suits are resolved, Google's apparent insistence on having it its own way is chipping away at the notion of an "open" Android in contrast to a "closed" iPhone. John Gruber, who operates the Daring Fireball commentary site, and is a frequent critic of both Apple detractors and Apple, calls Android "only open in that Google has repeatedly used the word open to describe it." It's free, he notes, as in free beer, not as in freedom.

Skyhook Sues Google: Location, Location, Location | The Economist

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